Most think of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol (1843) as the heartwarming story of how a coldhearted miser turns from his ruthless and greedy ways to a life of charity and joy, embracing love and egalitarianism as a reflection of the Christmas spirit. Some scholars, however, would argue that such a reading gets it wrong. The novella, which receives thorough treatment in the digital collections of Gale Literary Sources, has been the subject of unexpected interpretations by critics who seek to illuminate its author, contextualize its composition, and explicate its allegorical content.
| By Cristal Costello | There are three things that I am passionate about: my family, my community, and my career. Gale provides me with amazing opportunities to balance my passions, including giving back to the community. For the last three years, I have been part of Gale’s Farmington Hills Campus Association. The committee works … Read more